JLive Presents Derek David
(8 min) In this clip from JLive, the wonderful Derek David performs two songs in Yiddish.
Vos Du Vilst Dos Vil Ikh Oykh
What you want is what I want
You are my heart, my mind
To me, you are the whites of my eyes
I always have one thought
I have only one desire
To give you the stars in the sky.
There isn’t any girl
That has your grace
You’ll be a kosher wife
Like your mother was
Oh! What you want is what I want
I am now breaking my mind
That what I want is what you want too.
I want to call you beautiful as you will be my crown
I want you precious forever
Oy, wear on my head
You will be holy to me
To me you you are god-given (verse repeats)!
JLive, an ongoing project from the Jewish Arts Collaborative, is a series of virtual cultural experiences that bring us together to explore and celebrate the diverse world of Jewish art, culture, and creative expression. The professional artists featured in the series span a wide range of creative mediums, from animation to klezmer to papercutting, all with connections to the Greater Boston Area.
JArts’ mission is to curate, celebrate, and build community around the diverse world of Jewish arts, culture, and creative expression. Our vision is of a more connected, engaged, and tolerant world inspired by Jewish arts and culture. Learn more at jartsboston.org.
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